The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather.
President Obama tells federal agencies to get a move on to keep pace with a citizenry that more and more gets things done via smartphone.
Both Obama administration and House Republicans "have a long way to go" when it comes to allowing programmers and the public access to key government data, forthcoming report says.
The heads of major science and research agencies to launch research and development program for capitalizing on big data.
In an effort to save taxpayer money, the White House says it plans to close almost 400 redundant data centers this year and next.
In his first term, President Obama started to make good on his pledge to improve government transparency. But a truly open government depends on citizens actively ensuring that all public agencies share information and respond to feedback.
Privacy group creates Web site that makes it easy for people to monitor changes to terms of service for companies including Google, Facebook, eBay and Apple.
The Center for Responsive Politics is making its archives of campaign financing data available for users to download for free.
The plan directs federal agencies to make important data available online, and to come up with plans for how to achieve openness, transparency, and participation.
Soon .com, .net, and .edu will be joined by .whatever-you-want. Expect the new Net domains to bring confusion and trademark hassles, along with business opportunities.